Your next chapter is almost here

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Your application is in and we're so excited you're considering Waterloo!

Next steps after you've applied


Create your account

Your application is just the beginning. Create your Quest account to submit documents and check your application status.

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Set yourself apart

Warriors are one of a kind. Use your Admission Information Form to make your application stand out.

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Upload your transcript

Not an Ontario high school student? You'll need to send us your grades.

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Review important dates

Several programs, including those in the faculties of Engineering, Math, and Science, have additional deadlines.

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Join the community

Experience a warm Warrior welcome in person or online with our campus tours, webinars, and info sessions.


Explore your program

Your options are endless, so take a deep dive into the courses, specializations, and careers in Waterloo's programs.


Additional steps for some students

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Picture yourself as a Warrior

Your application is in — and that means you're already a Warrior at heart. Inquisitive, motivated, and ready for a challenge. Get ready to find your people, connect to your passions, and discover your story.

Discover what to expect in first year 

Students from each of our six faculties share what surprised and inspired them during first year, the biggest differences between high school and university, and what helped them adjust to life at Waterloo.

Get your questions answered

Curiosity thrives at Waterloo — so if you've got questions, we've got answers. Here's where you can go to find out more.

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Courses, co-op, clubs — and everything in between

To find out more about programs, co-op, student experience, or careers, contact the recruitment co-ordinator for your program of interest.

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Your application status or documents

You can use Quest, Waterloo's online student information system to check your application status or to see if we've received your documents, such as transcripts or English language scores.